Thursday November 5, 2009 7:50 am
Founder of Comic Book Mecca Dies
Comic book fans all over the world have experienced a great loss: Sheldon Dorf (pictured to the left of actor Warren Beatty), the founder of San Diego Comic Con, has died at the age of 76.
A victim of diabetes, Dorf had been hospitalized for about a year; he died of kidney failure in San Diego on Tuesday. Dorf started Comic-Con in San Diego after having moved from Detroit in 1970; today, the convention has turned into a media frenzy, attracting around 125,000 fans a year.
Dorf, a freelance artist and letterer, was a major contribution to the comic book industry and will be greatly missed.
Read More | The Hollywood Reporter
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